Adventure Location: Falcon State Park, Falcon Heights, TexasHAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone. Please make 2013 a very safe and fun year. That party animal, the OFM, is planning a big celebration of the New Year by having TWO cups of hot tea before going to bed. The OFM Teams will be doing everything they can to entertain, inform and generally help you nod off while reading the blog. Of importance is that this year starts with the Teams rolling contraflow the morning of the first day of the New Year. While the bulk of the RV traffic is working its way south, the OFM Teams will head north in the morning.
This year the only known plan is to be back in north Alabama for grandson Gavin’s first birthday. That plan is so firm that an act of congress cannot change it. Take that you worthless politicians. From the quality I see in the White House, Senate and House of Reps, Gavin is going to have a tough row to hoe when he gets older.
Meanwhile on a morning walk a couple of interesting items were seen. Actually a lot more than two but only a couple will be shown tonight. The footing was a large area of sandstone outcropping. That was normal for the area and lots of sandstone outcroppings decorate the area. What caught the OFM’s attention was a very round deformation in the sandstone.
The white rock around the “hole” was softer and less dense than the sandstone. Other places in the sandstone had the white stuff in thin layers running through the outcroppings. The Teams looked around an area of a quarter acre or so and did not find any more round “holes”. The center fill of the “hole” seemed to be more sandstone. It was definitely unique for the area.
Another thing that caught the Meandering Teams attention was the large amount of freshly chomped prickly pear cactus in the campground area. Apparently the javelina the OFM stirred up have been out dining nearby. Here is one well chomped leaf of cactus.
On another leaf nearby was a frontal assault on the leaf. The red arrow is pointing to where it appears to be two teeth marks. It does take a very tough mouth to handle those very strong and sharp stickers on the prickly pear leaves (or pads).
The arm is progressing well and full recovery is expected within a few weeks.
Now it is time for some hot tea and beauty rest so the Teams will be ready for new attempts at trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.